Project Floofball and more: Pi pet stuff

It’s a public holiday here today (yes, again ). So, while we indulge in the traditional pastime of barbecuing stuff (ourselves, mainly), here’s a little trove of Pi projects that cater for our various furry friends. Project Floofball Nicole Horward created Project Floofball for her hamster, Harold

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Matt’s steampunk radio jukebox

Matt Van Gastel breathed new life into his great-grandparents’ 1930s Westinghouse with a Raspberry Pi, an amplifier HAT, Google Music, and some serious effort. The result is a really beautiful, striking piece. The radio With a background in radio electronics, Matt Van Gastel had always planned to restore his great-grandparents’ mid-30s Westinghouse radio.

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A Raspberry Pi Halloween projects spectacular

Come with us on a journey to discover the 2017 Raspberry Pi Halloween projects that caught our eye, raised our hair, or sent us screaming into the night. Happy Halloween Whether you’re easily scared or practically unshakeable, you can celebrate Halloween with Pi projects of any level of creepiness. Even makers of a delicate constitution will enjoy making this Code Club Ghostbusters game , or building an interactive board game using Halloween lights with this MagPi tutorial by Mike Cook

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Derek Woodroffe’s steampunk tentacle hat

Halloween: that glorious time of year when you’re officially allowed to make your friends jump out of their skin with your pranks. For those among us who enjoy dressing up, Halloween is also the occasion to go all out with costumes

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Manufacturing Astro Pi case replicas

Tim Rowledge produces and sells wonderful replicas of the cases which our Astro Pis live in aboard the International Space Station. Here is the story of how he came to do this.

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Sean Hodgins’ Haunted Jack in the Box

After making a delightful Bitcoin lottery using a Raspberry Pi, Sean Hodgins brings us more Pi-powered goodness in time for every maker’s favourite holiday: Easter! Just kidding, it’s Halloween. Check out his hair-raising new build, the Haunted Jack in the Box. Haunted Jack in the Box – DIY Raspberry Pi Project This project uses a raspberry pi and face detection using the pi camera to determine when someone is looking at it

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BrailleBox: Android Things Braille news display

Joe Birch has built a simple device that converts online news stories to Braille, inspired by his family’s predisposition to loss of eyesight. He has based his BrailleBox on Android Things , News API , and a Raspberry Pi 3 . The background Braille is a symbol system for people with visual impairment which represents letters and numbers as raised points.

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